LinkedIn Learning Playlists @ NIU: Accounting Tech Series

These required skills and suggested courses are aligned to the State University Civil Service System (SUCSS) Accounting Tech Series and approved by NIU's Human Resource Services. Use the suggested LinkedIn Learning playlists to fill in gaps and to achieve mastery in required skills. 

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  • Within each playlist, if you do not wish to view the entire series, you may pick and choose which videos you would like to watch by finding and then clicking on the desired title(s).
  • LinkedIn Learning will track the videos/courses you watch, regardless of which playlist you are using. 
  • As you complete videos and courses, you will see an eye icon by the title, which indicates that you have viewed it. 
  • The new content for each successive playlist is displayed in bold.  

Accounting Clerk

Suggested LinkedIn Learning playlist total run time: 8 hours 6 minutes.

Accounting Clerk SUCSS Skill Level Required Video
Operate Electronic and/or Other Standard Office Equipment Basic  
  • Learning Excel 2016 (1h 10m)
  • Learning Excel 2016 (1h 10m)
  • Office 365: Learning Outlook
  • Learning Outlook 2016 (48m 1s)
  • Learning Access 2016 (1h 6m)
Office Methods and Procedures Basic  
  • Understanding common etiquette practices during a phone call (4m 9s)
  • Understanding common etiquette practices when leaving a voicemail message (4m 39s)
  • Effective Listening (1h 8m)
  • Communicating with multiple bosses (4m 58s)
  • Making a request (3m 57s)
  • Communicating with accuracy (4m 38s)
  • Filing made simple (3m 51s)
  • Organizing Your Office for Maximum Efficiency (1h 2m)
Bookkeeping Methods and Procedures Basic  
  • What is accounting? (3m 51s)
  • Bookkeeping (5m 46s)
  • Managerial accounting (7m 59s)
  • Writing or spelling a number (3m 36s)
Accounting Principles and Practices None None
Independent Judgement and Initiative None None
Supervision of Others None None

Accounting Technician I

Suggested LinkedIn Learning playlist total run time: 10 hours, 32 minutes.
(Accounting Clerk Playlist, plus 2 hours, 28 minutes of new content).

Skill SUCSS Skill Level Required Video
Operate Electronic and/or Other Standard Office Equipment Basic
  • Learning Excel 2016 (1h 10m)
  • Learning Excel 2016 (1h 10m)
  • Office 365: Learning Outlook
  • Learning Outlook 2016 (48m 1s)
  • Learning Access 2016 (1h 6m)
Office Methods and Procedures Basic
  • Understanding common etiquette practices during a phone call (4m 9s)
  • Understanding common etiquette practices when leaving a voicemail message (4m 39s)
  • Effective Listening (1h 8m)
  • Communicating with multiple bosses (4m 58s)
  • Making a request (3m 57s)
  • Communicating with accuracy (4m 38s)
  • Filing made simple (3m 51s)
  • Organizing Your Office for Maximum Efficiency (1h 2m)
Bookkeeping Methods and Procedures Basic
  • What is accounting? (3m 51s)
  • Bookkeeping (5m 46s)
  • Managerial accounting (7m 59s)
  • Writing or spelling a number (3m 36s)
Bookkeeping Methods and Procedures Intermediate
  •  Accounting Foundations: Bookkeeping (1h 28m)
Accounting Principles and Practices Basic
  • What is accounting? (3m 33s)
  • Overview of the financial statements (1m 42s)
  • Balance sheets (6m 13s)
  • Income statements (2m 57s)
  • Statement of cash flows (3m 44s)
Independent Judgement and Initiative Basic
  • Initiative (4m 33s)
  • Making decisions (11m 39s)
Supervision of Others Basic
  • Evaluating tasks (2m 39s)
  • Discovering the eight levels of autonomy (3m 46s)
  • Teaching others how to do a task (4m 19s)
  • Communicating assertively (5m 12s)
  • Avoiding micromanaging (3m 29s)
  • Giving constructive criticism (4m 40s)

Accounting Technician II

Suggested LinkedIn Learning playlist total run time: 21 hours, 31 minutes.
(Accounting Technician I Playlist, plus 10 hours 59 minutes of new content).

Skill SUCSS Skill Level Required Video
Operate Electronic and/or Other Standard Office Equipment Basic
  • Learning Excel 2016 (1h 10m)
  • Learning Excel 2016 (1h 10m)
  • Office 365: Learning Outlook
  • Learning Outlook 2016 (48m 1s)
  • Learning Access 2016 (1h 6m)
Operate Electronic and/or Other Standard Office Equipment Intermediate
  • Excel 2016 Essential Training (8h 51m)
Office Methods and Procedures Basic
  • Understanding common etiquette practices during a phone call (4m 9s)
  • Understanding common etiquette practices when leaving a voicemail message (4m 39s)
  • Effective Listening (1h 8m)
  • Communicating with multiple bosses (4m 58s)
  • Making a request (3m 57s)
  • Communicating with accuracy (4m 38s)
  • Filing made simple (3m 51s)
  • Organizing Your Office for Maximum Efficiency (1h 2m)
Office Methods and Procedures Intermediate
  • Saying no (2m 43s)
  • Possessive rules (4m 23s)
  • Writing Email (1h 13m)
Bookkeeping Methods and Procedures Basic
  • What is accounting? (3m 51s)
  • Bookkeeping (5m 46s)
  • Managerial accounting (7m 59s)
  • Writing or spelling a number (3m 36s)
Bookkeeping Methods and Procedures Intermediate
  • Accounting Foundations: Bookkeeping (1h 28m)
Bookkeeping Methods and Procedures Advanced
  • None Available
Accounting Principles and Practices Basic
  • What is accounting? (3m 33s)
  • Overview of the financial statements (1m 42s)
  • Balance sheets (6m 13s)
  • Income statements (2m 57s)
  • Statement of cash flows (3m 44s)
Accounting Principles and Practices Intermediate
  • A closer look at managerial accounting (6m 30s)
  • Product costing (13m 49s)
  • Break even (6m 28s)
  • Budgets (8m 48s)
Independent Judgement and Initiative Basic
  • Initiative (4m 33s)
  • Making decisions (11m 39s)
Independent Judgement and Initiative Intermediate
  • Learn about what motivates you (6m 29s)
  • Follow through on your commitments (2m 57s)
  • Avoiding less valuable activities (2m 45s)
Supervision of Others Basic
  • Evaluating tasks (2m 39s)
  • Discovering the eight levels of autonomy (3m 46s)
  • Teaching others how to do a task (4m 19s)
  • Communicating assertively (5m 12s)
  • Avoiding micromanaging (3m 29s)
  • Giving constructive criticism (4m 40s)

Accounting Technician III

Suggested LinkedIn Learning playlist total run time: 33 hours, 51 minutes.
(Accounting Technician II Playlist, plus 12 hours, 20 minutes of new content).

Skill SUCSS Skill Level Required Video
Operate Electronic and/or Other Standard Office Equipment Basic
  • Learning Excel 2016 (1h 10m)
  • Learning Excel 2016 (1h 10m)
  • Office 365: Learning Outlook
  • Learning Outlook 2016 (48m 1s)
  • Learning Access 2016 (1h 6m)
Operate Electronic and/or Other Standard Office Equipment Intermediate
  • Excel 2016 Essential Training (8h 51m)
Operate Electronic and/or Other Standard Office Equipment Advanced
  • Excel 2016: Charts In-depth (4h 36m)
  • Excel 2016: Pivot Tables in Depth (3h 42m)
Office Methods and Procedures Basic
  • Understanding common etiquette practices during a phone call (4m 9s)
  • Understanding common etiquette practices when leaving a voicemail message (4m 39s)
  • Effective Listening (1h 8m)
  • Communicating with multiple bosses (4m 58s)
  • Making a request (3m 57s)
  • Communicating with accuracy (4m 38s)
  • Filing made simple (3m 51s)
  • Organizing Your Office for Maximum Efficiency (1h 2m)
Office Methods and Procedures Intermediate
  • Saying no (2m 43s)
  • Possessive rules (4m 23s)
  • Writing Email (1h 13m)
Office Methods and Procedures Advanced
  • Establish boundaries in open workspaces (3m 9s)
  • Make the most of an inbox and outbox (3m 2s)
  • Find focus in an interruption-heavy environment (2m 19s)
Bookkeeping Methods and Procedures Basic
  • What is accounting? (3m 51s)
  • Bookkeeping (5m 46s)
  • Managerial accounting (7m 59s)
  • Writing or spelling a number (3m 36s)
Bookkeeping Methods and Procedures Intermediate
  • Accounting Foundations: Bookkeeping (1h 28m)
Bookkeeping Methods and Procedures *Advanced
  • None Available
Accounting Principles and Practices Basic
  • What is accounting? (3m 33s)
  • Overview of the financial statements (1m 42s)
  • Balance sheets (6m 13s)
  • Income statements (2m 57s)
  • Statement of cash flows (3m 44s)
Accounting Principles and Practices Intermediate
  • A closer look at managerial accounting (6m 30s)
  • Product costing (13m 49s)
  • Break even (6m 28s)
  • Budgets (8m 48s)
Accounting Principles and Practices Advanced
  • Accounting Foundations: Managerial Accounting (2h 36m)
Independent Judgement and Initiative Basic
  • Initiative (4m 33s)
  • Making decisions (11m 39s)
Independent Judgement and Initiative Intermediate
  • Learn about what motivates you (6m 29s)
  • Follow through on your commitments (2m 57s)
  • Avoiding less valuable activities (2m 45s)
Independent Judgement and Initiative *Advanced
  • Fight negative procrastination (3m 58s)
  • Increasing follow-through by making yourself accountable (2m 57s)
  • Forward momentum (2m 40s)
  • Transparency (4m 24s)
  • Improving Your Judgement (26m 30s)
Supervision of Others Basic
  • Evaluating tasks (2m 39s)
  • Discovering the eight levels of autonomy (3m 46s)
  • Teaching others how to do a task (4m 19s)
  • Communicating assertively (5m 12s)
  • Avoiding micromanaging (3m 29s)
  • Giving constructive criticism (4m 40s)
Supervision of Others Advanced
  • Delegating responsibilities (3m 57s)
  • Follow up on delegated items (2m 58s)
  • Handling the inefficiency of others (2m 29s)
  • Effective communication (4m 8s)
  • Resolving conflict (4m 5s)
  • Managing millennials (4m 36s)
  • Refocusing slackers (3m 54s)
  • Getting latecomers to show up on time (4m)
  • How to give great feedback (3m 34s)
  • Discovering characteristics of effective feedback (4m 23s)
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